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Standing Single Leg Forward Bend with IT Band Opener

Angle-Based Images: Standing Single Leg Forward Bend With It Band Opener Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Single Leg Forward Bend With It Band Opener Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Single Leg Forward Bend With It Band Opener Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Single Leg Forward Bend With It Band Opener Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Single Leg Forward Bend With It Band Opener Video
Standing Single Leg Forward Bend with IT Band Opener: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a wide-leg forward fold, facing your right.
Standing Single Leg Forward Bend with IT Band Opener: Step 2
Step 2 Crawl your hands to the right toward the back of your mat, pivoting on your feet.
Standing Single Leg Forward Bend with IT Band Opener: Step 3
Step 3 Keep crawling your hands to the right until your right leg crosses over your left and you're on the outer edges of your feet.
Standing Single Leg Forward Bend with IT Band Opener: Step 4
Step 4 Reach the big toe side of your foot to the ground so that the entire foot is on the ground. Relax your head and neck. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, unwind, then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Only stretch as far as it feels comfortable. Keep your knees soft.

Tips

Not recommended for those with knee, hamstring, or ankle maladies.

Benefits

IT band opener.

Modifications

Use blocks under your hands if the floor feels too far away.

Related Exercises

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